After waiting for a new season of Game of Thrones for nearly two years, the show’s fandom will be treated to lots of dragons, drama, and destruction in the eighth and final season. The final six episodes of Game of Thrones are going to be super-sized according to a recent news report.
Premiere magazine reports that the first two episodes of GOT: Season 8 will each be 60 minutes long. The remaining four episodes will each be 80 minutes long.
The report is based on a meeting of TV network executives in France. The runtimes were brought up during the Orange Cinema Series presentation at the event. You can take a look at a photo from the presentation below, and if you understand French – can read about it too.
According to Entertainment Weekly, these runtimes have not been confirmed by HBO. Premiere magazine itself noted that “the exact length of each episode has yet to be announced by HBO. The Orange Cinema Series just gave us a more precise idea.”
The likelihood of all six of these episodes landing on such specific runtimes deems unlikely, but they are a close guess. More likely than not, the first two episodes will run just under 60 minutes since crossing over that mark requires the show’s creators to notify HBO for permission. Which in turn forces HBO to notify its partner’s. But this had been done before – the longest episode of Thrones is the season seven finale, at 81 minutes.
Game of Thrones: Season 8 premieres April 15th on HBO.
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